This article was last updated on April 16, 2022
REDCAT: Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater (Los Angeles, CA)
Sundance audiences were the first to travel down The Royal Road, the ambitious new documentary from filmmaker and Outfest favorite Jenni Olson (The Joy of Life). Don’t miss your chance to follow Olson on a meditative journey inspired by (among many other things) California’s own El Camino Real. Through a voiceover that effortlessly weaves histories of colonization in California together with personal meditations on nostalgia, classic Hollywood cinema, attraction to unavailable women, and butch identity – all accompanied by achingly beautiful 16mm images of California urban landscapes – Olson’s film will lure you into its quiet world, leaving you longing for something you didn’t even know you’d forgotten. Now Outfest screens this lyrical, intimate cinematic essay at REDCAT: Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater.